Foster Real Estate, the No. 1 independent residential real estate company in the United States, has announced that our Ellicott City office will launch its annual toy drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign on November 3, 2014.
Toys may be dropped off seven days a week between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Long & Foster’s Ellicott City office, 9171 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. All donations must be made before December 17th.
“Our team of real estate professionals is honored to contribute to the Toys for Tots initiative, and we’re thrilled that we can give our fellow community members a convenient location to make their donations,” said Brian Lipsky, manager of the Ellicott City office. “It’s wonderful to know that simply by collecting toys throughout the holiday season, we can help ensure that less fortunate children in our area receive some holiday cheer this year.”
Once the toys are collected and presented to the U.S. Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children throughout the community. Started by the U.S. Marines in 1947, the Toys for Tots campaign is an annual toy collecting drive that now reaches throughout 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Last year, the Marines distributed more than 16.8 million toys to nearly 7 million children. Long & Foster contributed to this effort by collecting thousands of new toys throughout the company’s Mid-Atlantic footprint in 2013. For information on this year’s Toys for Tots Campaign, call the Long & Foster Ellicott City office at 410-461-1456 or visit www.toysfortots.org.